Cool Prius

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Cool Prius
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I saw this bumper sticker on a Prius in my neighborhood and couldn't help but laugh. It reads:

"Cool Prius!"
- Nobody
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a-1582056377 Dec 28, 2019 09:05 PM
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Prius drivers consistently park badly. For some reason it seems to be incredibly difficult for them to stay in between the lines. They either have poor visibility or Prius drivers simply don’t care how they park. It’s already so ugly what’s a few door dings?

rwelsh Dec 28, 2019 09:39 AM
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Oh... Prius cars are great. As long as you have a "gas guzzling" larger SUV to 1) carry multiple kids and their enormous carseats, or 2) use as a temporary get-away car or home to store all your stuff, kids and animals during an evacuation/disaster which are happening with increasing frequency, or 3) Need to be up higher above the road surface during torrential rains when flooding occurs or huge big rigs are spitting waves of water at you from their tires, or 4) need better protection when traveling to LA area where road aggression and accidents are commonplace, 5) Want to go on a camping trip with your whole family, 6) want to pull a boat/uhaul/trailer, etc. 7) Want to have an operable car during an EMP attack or "planned" electrical outage, 8) Want to take your visiting relatives sightseeing in 1 car or to the airport w/luggage, or 9) want to haul stuff for your garden project... ETC ETC... In other words, if you want to live like an independent American who enjoys a full life, feels safe and is resourceful on their own without a nanny-government doing everything for you... Keep your larger automobiles and trucks. Wake me up when another alternative becomes affordable. Right now the alternatives just don't cut it for my humble family lifestyle.

Thomas John Dec 30, 2019 12:46 PM
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This reads a little like a rant from the comments in Fox News.......

EastBeach Dec 28, 2019 01:34 PM
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An EMP attack? If a nuclear explosion occurs in our atmosphere, we're all toast. It won't matter if we drive a truck, Prius or any other vehicle with solid-state engine controllers, fuel injectors, etc.

a-1582056377 Dec 28, 2019 10:53 AM
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We have a small hybrid, not a Prius, which is good for in town and long trips, gets 50 mpg long trips, 40 in town. We also have a new mid rangesize truck, 25 mpg tops. Different vehicles have their niches. For camping, foul weather, large loads (ie: a Christmas tree!), the trucks is great. That said, we use the hybrid more often, for its great acceleration and handling, ease of parking, and great mileage. Different strokes (and cars) for different uses.

jak Dec 28, 2019 10:17 AM
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RWELSH, you’ve obviously not driven or researched a Prius in the past fifteen years. Some of what you say is true about the first generation models of the late nineties which were basically a cobbled together rework of a bargain basement Echo with a cool engineer’s toy of a power train. 21st century versions of the Prius are great cars. While I think the latest version is ugly, they are economically ideal in stop and go traffic, they have a safe and comfortable cabin, and drive very nicely. While I’m kinda a pickup/SUV kind of guy, I always love getting a Prius as a rental when traveling, especially to an urban area.

Rinconer Dec 28, 2019 09:05 AM
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“Cool diesel fumes” -Nobody

Thomas John Dec 28, 2019 08:26 AM
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I just call those cars the Toyota "Pious " because that's how so many of their drivers act. ;)

Turtletrent Dec 27, 2019 02:40 PM
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I think I originally heard this on a stand up by the guy who does the puppets.

mtndriver Dec 27, 2019 02:02 PM
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Well, I will have to admit that I drive a Prius, and on the freeway I go way over 65, and I do follow the posted speed limit in town. And on long trips sometimes the car gets over 65mpg. Even around town it gets over 50. It's comfortable and has lots of room for luggage and bags of potting soil and whatever. The only thing I don't like about it is the side visibility in the front. I have long ceased trying to be cool!

a-1582056377 Dec 28, 2019 11:03 PM
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MTNDRIVER. You think it's cool to "go way over 65" on the freeway? Tsk.

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 06:04 PM
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When you cease to care about being cool is exactly the point you become cool.

Sagepup Dec 27, 2019 02:56 PM
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Thats OK MTDDRIVER, we still think you're cool. We all had ugly cars one time or another :)

x01660 Dec 27, 2019 01:27 PM
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Or... or..... and just hear me out.... get a motorcycle! 40mpg WHILE having tons of power, get to split lanes so traffic is never an issue, parking is MUCH easier, and paid parking downtown is free for bikes, you look like a badass and feel like one too! But yeah, that 50mpg must be nice....

PitMix Dec 30, 2019 10:42 AM
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40 mpg from a vehicle that weighs 500 lbs? I get 40 mpg from my vehicle weighing 2,000 lbs. Something is seriously wrong with motorcycles. And lane splitting looks to be the culmination of a life long death wish. I have never seen a motorcyclist actually adhering the the lane splitting rules of no more than 10 mph faster than adjacent traffic, no lane splitting above 30 mph, etc.

a-1582056377 Dec 28, 2019 11:08 PM
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Motorcycling in any amount of traffic is about risking being severely injured. The pipe dream is: Where are these courteous, responsible motorcycle riders? For every sensible one I see at least five who are revving their engines, blasting out from a stop, trying to attract attention with stupid maneuvers. Not to mention the fumes from those tail pipes.

x01660 Dec 28, 2019 09:11 AM
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I agree with EVERYTHING you said. Motorcycling is about being responsible; to yourself and to others. It's too bad. We have some of the best year round riding... imagine substituting half of the cars in town with courteous, responsible riders.... pipe dream, I know...

Luvaduck Dec 28, 2019 08:14 AM
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Splitting lanes is only legal at low speeds and is widely ignored putting the rider and others at danger; the racket the look-at-me crotch-rocket contingent (not every biker) makes at all hours wakes people up; free parking is available but some bikers still prefer to park btw cars or take an entire spot instead. I don't disagree w/you finding joy riding, but I do wish, some riders were a lot more considerate. Some of what they do is dangerous and some of it is hostile & immature.

LocalMatt Dec 27, 2019 10:24 AM
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I would say cool prius if they actually drove 65. Not 55

420722 Dec 27, 2019 05:30 PM
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Yes DBD! I’ve noticed that too. I pass just about all of them on the freeway and as soon as we’re off the freeway they’ll fly past me going at least 10-15 over the posted speed.

DBD Dec 27, 2019 01:16 PM
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55 on the freeway, yet 35 in neighborhoods, lol.

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 10:18 AM
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I saw this a few weeks ago. I do think it's pretty cool that my 12-y.o. Prius gets 47.1 mpg. Those of us who are old enough to remember the odd/even license plate gas rationing years in the 1970's really appreciate the good mileage!

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 10:01 AM
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Oh good, the humorless commenters are up early today! It's funny because everyone makes fun of how ugly Prius' are, etc. etc. So this driver is making fun of themselves with the sticker. "Cool Prius, said nobody." I think it's funny.

EastBeach Dec 27, 2019 11:46 AM
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I got a good chuckle out of that self-effacing humor too :)

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 10:54 AM
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Right!? Lol I have a Prius. No one laughs when I'm at the pump filling up for under $32, which usually lasts ne 10 days to 2 weeks... you hatin' fools can keep your i-cant-even-rev-my-engine-to-intimidate-a-prius-owner-without-blowing-away-20-dollars-on-spot, gas chugging, polluting, take up 2 parking spots suv's. :D

SBSBSBSBSBsb Dec 27, 2019 10:00 AM
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The batteries in Prius’ don’t have any impact on the environment what so ever.

fluffy jake Dec 27, 2019 03:43 PM
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Except in the manufacturing process and we haven't yet figured out what to do with the depleted batteries. Otherwise, they are fine

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 09:57 AM
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Sorry... I don't get it. What's supposed to be humorous?

Sagepup Dec 27, 2019 10:09 AM
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9:57, because nobody would say that a Prius is cool.

pstarSR Dec 27, 2019 09:51 AM
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cool story, this is old.

a-1582056377 Dec 27, 2019 09:39 AM
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Getting 50 mpg is pretty cool I think; don't own one myself, but am glad many do, because they are far less polluting that the huge gas guzzling SUV's so popular these days.

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